WIFF | FILMS

CITY OF GHOSTS

Review

Director:

 Matthew Heineman

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

USA

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

93 Minutes

Description:

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently is the name of—and reason for—a group of citizen journalists in Syria, who film and anonymously post the devastation of life under ISIS through their social media channels. ISIS fights this war with images as much as it does with guns, and the dangers of opposing them in this manner cannot be underlined enough. Members of RBSS have suffered unspeakable loss in this fight, from execution to exile. In this awe-inspiring film, director Matthew Heineman does not shy away from the complexity and humanity of the situation, allowing RBSS to provide a call to action and a much needed sliver of hope. This film will give you a new appreciation for the freedoms that are often taken for granted in a democracy.

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